1965 Triumph Vitesse Mk I Convertible

Lot: 702

Sold for (£): 3,300
Offered for sale is a 1.6L 1965 Triumph Vitesse manual that has been with the current owner for the last 6 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A well presented Vitesse with overdrive...The Triumph Vitesse was introduced on 25th May 1962, resurrecting a name previously used by the Triumph Motor Company in the thirties, and was an in-line 6-cylinder performance version of the Triumph Herald small saloon. The Herald had been introduced on 22nd April 1959 and was an attractive two-door light car styled by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti. Within two years Triumph began to entertain thoughts about a small sporting saloon based on the Herald and, ideally, using stocks of their existing 6-cylinder engine. Michelotti was again approached for styling input, and he penned a delightfully balanced small car that utilised nearly all the body panels from the Herald, combined with a new front end with a slanted 4-headlamp design.

GGF 297C was born on the 13th of August 1965 and is powered by 1.6 litre, six-cylinder engine coupled to a manual gearbox with overdrive. Finished in 'Fire Engine' Red with a black soft-top, the car is described as being in good clean condition and driving well. We understand it was restored between ten and fifteen years ago and is described as being 'in good usable condition'. Supplied with a current MoT certificate valid until February 2017.

The Herald and the Vitesse are now back in fashion, particularly the convertibles and this pretty car ticks all the boxes.

Lot Details

Registration: GGF297C RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 1.6L
Make: Triumph Odometer reading (miles): 12701
Model: Vitesse MOT expiry: 2017-02-08
Warranted: No Chassis number: HB25117

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Super Mk I Vitesse style.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Good but would benefit from some upgrades.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Runs well.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Drives well has covered very few miles in the past 5 years.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Drives well.


Minor: Major:


Everything works...is fitted with hidden in cupboard Radio and CD Player.

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history